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holt. there's a special report coming up. >> the president on the world stage set to address the united nations. thanks for joining us for "today in the bay." have a great morning. good morning, tipping point, talk of impeachment reaches a fever pitch on capitol hill. house speaker nancy pelosi under growing pressure from her own party, set to meet with fellow democrats behind closed doors today. this in the wake of troubling new details about the president's phone call with the leader of ukraine. >> it's just a democrat witch hu. here we go again. >> so what happens next, we're live with the very latest. center stage, the president set to address the un general assembly this morning, just ahead what he plans to say about the looming crises in iran, north korea, and china. to some of his toughest critics on the world stage. under arrest, new details on
the american soldier accused of posting bomb making instructions online and discussing potential attacks on a major news network and a candidate for president. an inside look at the undercover fbi sting that landed him behind bars. all that plus travel nightmare. >> chaos, as you can see, no one knows what's going on. >> the frantic race to bring home tens of thousands of tourists stranded after the collapse of a major travel firm. arrest outrage. >> no 6-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them. >> new fallout for the police officer who arrested two elementary students in a single day. and meghan's message, the royals heartfelt speech to begin her tour of africa. >> i am here as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color, and as your sister. >> as she and prince harry kick
off day two at the beach. today tuesday, september 24th, 2019. from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody, welcome to "today" on this busy tuesday morning. thank you for joining us. savannah remains on that road to recovery from pneumonia. we hope to have her back later this week. >> yes, we do. right now, though, let's get to our top story on this tuesday morning. that pressure that is building on house speaker nancy pelosi to pursue an impeachment investigation against president trump amidst overnight revelations about the president's phone call with the leader of ukraine. we have complete coverage this morning starting with nbc's kristen welker, she is in town for the president's speech later this morning at the united nations. good morning to you. >> good morning to both of you. the ground has shifted dramatically, the last 24 hours, when it comes to talk of
impeachment as pressure is mounting on house speaker nancy pelosi who democratic congressional aides say is now reconsidering her resistance to impeachment. but the question this morning, is this a breaking point? for months, house speaker nancy pelosi has tried to keep talk of impeachment at bay, calling it too divisive, but now according to democratic aides on capitol hill and first reported by "the washington post," the speaker is asking colleagues whether they believe president trump's own admission that he discussed his rival joe biden with ukraine's president is a tipping point. pelosi's office has declined to comment. overnight, seven freshman democrats with backgrounds in national security writing a scathing "washington post" op-ed calling the president's actions a threat to all we have sworn to protect, adding if the allegations are true, we believe these actions represent an impeachable offense. and while nearly every republican is staying silent, a few are demanding answers.
>> given the seriousness of the allegations, it's very important that the transcript and potentially as well the whistle blower come forward. >> earlier monday, the brushed off any talk of impeachment. >> it's just a democrat witch hunt, here we go again. >> reporter: also this morning, a new report from the "washington post" that the president ordered his chief of staff mick mulvaney to withhold aid to the ukraine a week before the phone call with the country's president. president trump denying that he threatened to hold off the nearly $400 million unless ukraine investigate biden and his son hunter. >> did you tell the ukrainian leader that they would have the aid only if they investigated joe biden and his family. >> no, i didn't. no, i didn't. >> reporter: overnight, the white house pushing back, saying these allegations are completely false, but because the media wants this story to be true so badly, they'll once again manufacture a frenzy and drive ignorant fake stories to attack this president. >> so kristen, there have been calls for impeachment before. what's different this time?
where does the impeachment talk go from here? >> it does feel as though montum is shifting, craig and hoda, but look, today is going to be critical. democrats are holding several meetings on capitol hill, a big one this afternoon with house democrats. they're also stepping up their calls to see that whistleblower complaint. we could learn a whole lot more on thursday. that's when the acting director of national intelligence as well as the inspector general testify. >> thank you, kristen. >> that controversy is just one issue casting a shadow over the president's address to fellow worladerat the united nations later this morning. nbc's peter alexander is over at the u.n. with more on that. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, president trump's speech here today comes as the u.s. is considering whether to strike iran in response for that attack on saudi oil production sites in cent weeks. the president today likely to try to build an international coalition to isolate iran, and even though president trump has not ruled out a one on one meeting with iran's president,
the iranians have said that will not happen here. another flash point that is likely to come up today is north korea, the president who has dismissed a series of recent short range missile tests by the nouk north koreans that violated u.n. resolutions leftd the door open on monday to a third summit with kim jong-un. craig and hoda. >> peter, there's another person making headlines there at the united nations. on monday we heard from swedish teenage activist, greta thunberg. she delivered a scathing speech. how is her message being received this morning? >> reporter: yeah, craig, you're exactly right, greta thunberg delivered this impassioned message to world leaders at what they call the climate action summit here on monday. she fiercely criticized those leaders for their inaction on combatting climate change. thunberg, you may remember, she's the one who recently said across the atlantic to bring attention to this cause. she called on those leaders to
do more now. at times she was near tears in an emotional plea. take a listen. >> you have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. how dare you! >> reporter: responding to a tweet that contained a long clip of that speech, president trump seemingly hmonged thunberg. he tweeted the following. he said she seems like a very happy young girl, looking forward to a bright and wonderful future, so nice to see. the president did briefly attend that climate action summit but he left after less than 15 minutes. as you know, he has long been skeptical of climate change in the past even calling it a hoax. craig and hoda. >> peter alexander at the u.n. peter, thank you. also new information on the arrest of an army soldier arrested for allegedly putting
bomb-making instructions on social media, and the fbi says he also discussed possible targets, including a major news network and a presidential candidate. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is following that investigation. hey, pete, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, the fbi says there was no specific plot or attack plan, and this soldier is not charged with possessing explosives, but investigators say he told others how to make bombs and talked about wanting to carry out attacks in the u.s. federal prosecutors say a u.s. army soldier stationed in the ft. riley, kansas, has been putting bomb-making instructions on social media. jarrett william smith posted in a facebook group chat how to use a cell phone to make a bomb detonator. investigators say last month he began communicating with someone he thought was like-minded but who was actually an undercover fbi agent. according to court documents, smith talked about attacking members of the radical left antifa and a car bomb attack
could be major news network headquarters, though the document doesn't say which one. the fbi said his bomb technicianing determined his method for building a car bomb would not have worked. last friday the fbi says smith was telling the undercover agent about other ways to build bombs. a court document says the agent asked, you got anyone down in texas that would be a good fit for an attack, and smith replied outside of beto, i don't know enough people that would be relevant enough to cause a change if they died. that's an apparent reference to presidential candidate beto o'rourke of texas who recently suggested taking away assault rifles from people who own them. o'rourke says the fbi has kept him informed of the investigation. >> we have been sharing any information that's relevant with the fbi and are very confident in their ability to bring this case to justice. >> reporter: there's no comment this morning from smith's court appointed public defender. he does not face any terrorism charges. he is accused of illegally disseminating bomb instructions
and that charge carries a 20 year maximum prison sentence. hoda, ai >> justice correspondent pete williams, thank you. another story we are following this morning, the murder trial of a former dallas police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in his own apartment. her defense team says that she mistakenly thought he had broken into her home. nbc's gabe gutierrez has covered this case from the very start. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning. this case has drawn national attention. a police officer shooting and killing her own neighbor in his own apartment. her defense team now says it was a horrible mistake, but prosecutors are now arguing that she did so because she was distracted after an intimate phone call. this morning, former dallas police officer amber guyger is fighting a murder charge in court. >> amber guyger shot an unarmed man in his home who was doing no harm to anybody. >> she's accused of killing 26-year-old botham jean in his
own apartment last year. her defense team says she repeated that phrase 22 times right after the shooting. the 911 recording was obtained by dallas station wfaa. >> you shot someone? >> yes, i thought it w my apartment. i'm [ bleep ]. oh, my god, i'm sorry. >> guyger was off duty. but still in uniform. >> they're trying to get to you. >> i know. >> she told police she walked to what she believed was her apartment. >> i thought it was my apartment. i could have sworn i parked on the third floor. >> it turns out it was on the wrong floor. her defense team says she shot botham because she thought he was an intruder. >> there's a man in my apartment and he's big. why is he not stopping? why is he yelling at me? why is he coming at me? he must have a weapon. he must want to kill me. >> reporter: but prosecutors argue she overlooked many clues that it was the wrong apartment,
including this bright red door mat and that she sent sexually explicit text messages to her partner on the police force with whom she had an intimate relationship, planning to meet up with him later that night. >> i think it's very important for you folks to know that after a 13 1/2 hour shift, amber guyger did not have plans to go home and crash or take it easy. >> reporter: the case sparked protest in dal was initially charged with manslaughter, months later, she was indicted for -- this is an nbc news special report. here's lester holt. good morning, everyone. we're coming on the air to bring you live coverage of president trump's speech to the united nations. high on the agenda, u.s. relations with iran as well as the controversy over president trump's conversation with the president of ukraine and the growing calls for his impeachment. the president now taking -- making his way to the podium. he's the second speaker of the morning.
>> thank you very much. >> here's his address. >> mr. president, mr. secretary general, distinguished delegates, ambassadors and world leaders, seven decades of history have passed through this hall in all of their richness and drama. where i stand, the world has heard from presidents and premiers at the height of the cold war. we have seen the foundation of nations. we have seen the ring leaders of revolution. we have beheld saints who inspired us with hope, rebels who stirred us with passion, and heroes who emboldened us with courage all here to share plans, proposals, visions and ideas on
the world's biggest stage. like those who met us before, our time is one of great contests, high stakes and clear choices. the essential divide that runs all around the world and throughout history is once again thrown into stark relief. it is the divide between those whose thirst for control deludes them into thinking they are destined to rule over others, and those people and nations who want only to rule themselves. i have the immense privilege of addressing you today as the elected leader of a nation that prizes liberty, independence and
self-government above all. the united states after having spent over $2.5 trillion since my election to completely rebuild our great military is also by far the world's most powerful nation. hopefully it will never have to use this power. americans know that in a world where others seek conquest and domination, our nation must be strong in wealth, in might, and in spirit. that is why the united states vigorously defends the traditions and customs that have made us who we are. like my beloved country, each nation represented in this hall has a cherished history, culture and heritage that is worth defending and celebrating and
which gives us our singular potential and strength. the free world must embrace its national foundations. it must not attempt to erase them or replace them. looking around and all over this large magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see. if you want freedom, take pride in your country. if you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. if you want peace, love your nation. wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. the future does not belong to globalists. the future belongs to patriots. the future belongs to sovereign
and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors and honor the differences that make each country special and unique. it is why we in the united states have embarked on an exciting program of national renewal. in everything we do, we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens. thanks to our pro growth economic policies, our domestic unemployment rate reached its lowest level in over half a century, fueled by massive tax cuts and regulations cuts, jobs are being produced at a historic rate. 6 million americans have been added to the employment rolls in
under three years. last month african-american, hispanic american and asian american unemployment reached their lowest rates ever recorded. we are marshaling our nation's vast energy abundance and the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. wages are rising, incomes are soaring, and 2.5 million americans have been lifted out of poverty in less than three years. as we rebuild the unrivaled might of the american military, we are also revitalizing our alliances by making it very clear that all of our partners are expected to pay their fair share of the tremendous defense burden which the united states has borne in the past.
at the center of our vision for national renewal is an ambitious campaign to reform international trade. for decades the international trading system has been easily exploited by nations acting in very bad faith as jobs were outsourced, a small handful grew wealthy at the expense of the middle class. in america, the result was 4.2 million lost manufacturing jobs and $15 trillion in trade deficits over the last quarter century. the united states is now taking that decisive action to end this grave economic injusti our goal is simple. we want balanced trade that is
both fair and reciprocal. we have worked closely with our partners in mexico and canada to replace nafta with the brand new and hopefully bipartisan u.s., mexico, canada agreement. tomorrow i will join prime minister abe of japan to continue our progress in finalizing a terrific new trade deal. as the united kingdom makes preparations to exit the european union, i have made clear that we stand ready to complete an exceptional new trade agreement with the uk that will bring tremendous benefits to both of our countries. we are working closely with prime minister boris johnson on a magnificent new trade deal. the most important difference in america's new approach on trade concerns our relationship with china. in 2001, china was admitted to
the world trade organization. our leaders then argued that this decision would compel china to know strengthen protections to provide things that were unacceptable to us and for private property and for the rule of law. two decades later, this theory has been tested and proven completely wrong. not only has china declined to adopt promised reforms, it has embraced an economic model depending e dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation. product dumping, forced technology transfers and the theft of intellectual property, and also trade secrets on a grand scale.
as just one example, i recently met the ceo of a terrific american company, micron technology, at the white house. micron produces memory chips used in countless electronics. to advance the chinese government's five-year economic plan, a company owned by the chinese state allegedly stole micron's designs valued at up to $8.7 billion. soon the chinese company obtains patents for nearly an identical product and micron was banned from selling its own goods in china. but we are seeking justice. the united states lost 60,000 factories after china entered the wto.
this is happening to other countries all over the globe. the world trade organization needs drastic change. the second largest economy in the world should not be permitted to declare itself a developing country in order to game the system at others' expense. for years these abuses were tolerated, ignored, or even encouraged. globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests. but as far as america is concerned, those days are over. to confront these unfair practices, i placed massive tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of chinese-made goods.
already as a result of these tariffs supply chains are relocating back to america and to other nations and billions of dollars are being paid to our treasury. the american people are absolutely committed to restoring balance to our relationship with china. hopefully we can reach an agreement that will be beneficial for both countries. but as i have made very clear, i will not accept a bad deal for the american people. as we endeavor to stabilize our relationship, we are also carefully monitoring the situation in hong kong. the world fully expects that the chinese government will honor its binding treaty made with the british and registered with the united nations in which china commits to protect hong kong's freedom legal system and
democratic ways of life. how china chooses to handle the situation will say a great deal about its role in the world in the future. we are all counting on president xi as a great leader. the uned states does not seek conflict with any other nation. we desire peace, cooperation, and mutual gain with all. but i will never fail to defend america's interests. one of the greatest security threats facing peace-loving nations today is the repressive regime in iran. the regime's record of death and destruction is well known to us all. not only is iran the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism, but iran's leaders are fueling the tragic wars in
both syria and yemen. at the same time, the regime is squandering the nation's wealth and future in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. we must never allow this to happen. to stop iran's path to nuclear weapons and missiles, i withdrew the united states from the terrible iran nuclear deal, which has very little time remaining, did not allow inspection of important sites and did not cover ballistic missiles. following our withdrawal, we have implemented severe economic sanctions on the country, hoping to free itself from sanctions, the regime has escalated its violent and unprovoked aggression.
in response to iran's recent attack on saudi arabian oil facilities, we just imposed the highest level of sanctions on iran's central bank and sovereign oil fund. all nations have a duty to act. no responsible government should subsidize iran's blood lust. as long as iran's menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. they will be tightened. iran's leaders will have turned a proud nation into just another cautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power and riches. for 40 years, the world has listened to iran's rulers as they lash out at everyone else
for the problems they alone have created. they conduct ritual chants of "death to america" and traffic in mantras, anti-semitism. last year the country's supreme leader said israel was a cancerous tumor that has to be removed and eradicateradicated. it is possible and it will happen. america will never tolerate such anti-semitic hate. fanatics have long used hatred of israel to distract from their own failures. thankfully there is a growing recognition in the wider middle east that the countries of the region share common interests in battling extremism and
unleashing economic opportunity. that is why it is so important to have full normalized relations between israel and its neighbors. only a relationship built on common interests, mutual respect and religious tolerance can forge a better future. iran's citizens deserve a government that cares about reducing poverty, ending corruption and increasing jobs, not stealing their money to fund and massacre abroad and at home. after four decades of failure, it is time for iran's leaders to step forward and to stop threatening other countries and focus on building up their own country. it is time for iran's leaders to finally put the iranian people first. america is ready to embrace
friendship with all who genuinely seek peace and respect. many of america's closest friends today were once our greatest foes. the united states has never believed in permanent enemies. we want partners, not adversaries. america knows that while anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace. for this same reason we have pursued bold diplomacy on the korean peninsula. i have told kim jong-un what i truly believe, that like iran, his country is full of tremendous untapped potential, but that to realize that promise north korea must denuclearize. around the world our message is
clear, america's goal is lasting. america's goal is harmony. and america's goal is not to go with these endless wars, wars that never end. with that goal in mind, my administration is also pursuing the hope of a brighter future in afghanistan. unfortunately, the taliban has chosen to continue their savage attacks. we will continue to work with our coalition of afghan partners to stamp out terrorism, and we will never stop working to make peace a reality. here in the western hemisphere, we are joining with our partners to ensure stability and opportunity all across the region. in that mission, one of our most critical challenges is illegal
immigration, which undermines prosperity, rips apart societies and empowers ruthless criminal cartels, mass illegal migration is unfair, unsafe and unsustainable for everyone involved. the sending countries and the depleted countries and they become depleted very fast, but their youth is not taken care of and human capital goes to waste. the receiving countries are overburdened with more migrants than they can responsibly accept, and the migrants themselves are exploited, assaulted and abused by vicious coyotes. nearly one-third of women who make the journey north to our border are sexually assaulted
along the way, yet here in the united states and around the world, there is a growing cottage industry of radical activists and nongovernmental organizations that promote human smuggling. these groups encourage illegal migration and demand the erasure of open borders. today i have a message of those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice. your policies are not just. your paul golicies are cruel an evil. you are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. you put your own false sense of virtue before the lives, well-being of countless innocent people when you undermine all
the security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity. many of the countries here today are coping with the challenges of uncontrolled migration. each of you has the absolute right to protect your borders. and so, of course, does our country. today we must resolve to work together to end human smuggling and human trafficking and put these criminal networks out of business for good. to our country, i can tell you sincerely we are working closely with our friends in the region, including mexico, canada, guatemala, honduras, el salvador and panama, to uphold the integrity of borders and ensure safety and prosperity for our people. i would like to thank president
lopez obrador of mexico for the great cooperation we're receiving and for right now putting 27,000 troops on our southern border. mexico is showing us great respect, and i respect them in return. the u.s., we have taken very unprecedented action to stop the flow of illegal immigration. to anyone conducting crossings of our border illegally, please hear these words. do not pay the smugglers. do not pay the coyotes. do not put yourself in danger. do not put your children in danger, because if you make it here, you will not be allowed in. you will be promptly returned home. you will not be released into
our country as long as i am president of the united states. we will enforce our laws and protect our borders. for all of the countries of the western hemisphere, our goal is to help people invest in the bright futures of their own nation. our region is full of such incredible promise, dreams, waiting to be built and national destinies for all. and they are waiting also to be pursued. throughout the hemisphere there are millions of hard-working patriotic young people eager to build, innovate and achieve, but these nations cannot reach their potential if a generation of youth abandon their homes in search of a life elsewhere. we want every nation in our
region to flourish and its people to thrive in freedom and peace. in that mission, we are also committed to supporting those people in the western hemisphere who live under brutal oppression, such as those in cuba, nicaragua and venezuela. according to a recent report from the u.n. human rights council, women in venezuela stand in line for ten hours a day waiting for food. over 15,000 people have been detained as political prisoners. modern h modern-day death squads are carrying out thousands of extra judicial killings. the dictator, maduro, is a cuban puppet, protected by cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people while cuba plunders venezuela's oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt
communist rule. since i last spoke in this hall, the united states and our partners have built a historic coalition of 55 countries that recognize the legitimate government of venezuela. to the venezuelans trapped in this nightmare, please know that all of america is united behind you. the united states has vast quantities of humanitarian aid ready and waiting to be delivered. we're watching the venezuelan situation very closely. we await the day when democracy will be restored, when venezuela will be free and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere. one of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism. it's the wrecker of nations and
destroyer of societies. events in venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice, they are not about equality, they are not about lifting up the poor, and they are certainly not about the good of the nation. socialism and communism are about one thing only, power for the ruling class. today i repeat a message for the world that i have delivered at home. america will never be a socialist country. in the last century, socialism and communism killed 100 million people. sadly as we see in venezuela, the death toll continues in this country. these totalitarian ideologies
combined with modern technology have the power to excise new and disturbing forms of suppression and domination. for this reason, the united states is taking steps to better screen foreign technology and investments and to protect our data and our security. we urge every nation present to do the same. freedom and democracy must be constantly guarded and protected both abroad and from within. we must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control. even in free nations we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty. a small number of social media platforms are acquiring immense
power over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say. a permanent political class is openly disdainful, dismissive and defiant of the will of the people. a faceless bureaucracy operates in secret and weakens democratic rule. media and academic institutions push flat-out assaults on our histories, traditions and values. in the united states, my administration has made clear that social media companies that we will uphold the right of free speech. a free society cannot allow social media giants to silence the voices of the people, and a free people must never, ever be
enlisted in the cause of silencing, coercing, cancelling or blacklisting their own neighbors. as we defend american values, we affirm the right of all people to live in dignity. for this reason my administration is working with other nations to stop criminalizing of homosexuality and we stand in solidarity with lgbtq people who live in countries that punish, jail or execute individuals based upon sexual orientation. we are also championing the role of women in our societies. nations that empower women are much wealthier, safer and much more politically stable. it is therefore vital not only
to a nation's prosperity but also is vital to its national security to pursue women's economic development. guided by these principles, my administration launched the women's global development and prosperity initiatives. the wgdp is the first ever governmentwide approach to women's economic empowerment, working to ensure that women all over the planet have the legal right to own and inherit property, work in the same industries as men, travel freely and access credit and institutions. yesterday i was also pleased to host leaders for a discussion about an iron clad american commitment protecting religious leaders and also protecting
religious freedom. this fundamental right is under growing threat around the world. hard to believe, but 80% of the world's population lives in countries where religious liberty is in significant danger or even completely outlawed. americans will never fire or tire in our effort to defend and promote freedom of worship and religion. we want and support religious liberty for all. americans will also never tire of defending innocent life. we are aware that many united nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery. global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking
the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. like many nations here today, we in america believe that every child born and unborn is a sacred gift from god. there is no circumstance under which the united states will allow international countries to trample on the rights of our tizensincluding the right to self-defense. that is why this year i announced that we will never ratify the u.n. arms treaty which would threatens the liberties of law-abiding citizens. the united states will always uphold our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. we will always uphold our second amendment. the core rights and values america defends today were inscribed in america's founding documents.
our nation's founders understood there will always be those who believe they are entitled to wield power and control over others. tyranny advances under many names and many theories, but it always comes down to the desire for domination. it protects not the interests of many, but the privilege of few. our founders gave us a system designed to restrain this dangerous impulse. they chose to entrust american power to those most invested in the fate of our nation, a proud and fiercely independent people. the true good of the nation can only be pursued by those who love it, by citizens who are rooted in its history, who are nourished by its culture,
committed to its values, attached to its people and who know that its future is theirs to build or theirs to lose. patriots see a nation and its destiny in ways no one else can. liberty is only preserved. sovereignty is only secured. democracy is only sustained, greatness is only realized by the will and devotion of patriots. in their spirit is found the strength to resist oppression, the inspiration to forge legacy, the good will to seek friendship and the bravery to reach for peace. love of our nations makes the world better for all nations. so to all the leaders here today, join us in the most fulfilling mission a person
could have, the most profound contribution anyone can make. lift up your nations, cherish your culture, honor your histories, treasure your citizens, make your countries strong and prosperous and righteous, honor the dignity of your people, and nothing will be outside of your reach. when our nations are greater, the future will be brighter, our people will be happier and our partnerships will be stronger. with god's help together we will cast off the enemies of liberty and overcome the oppressors of dignity. we will set new standards of living and reach new heights of human achievement. we will rediscover old truths, unravel old mysteries and make thrilling new breakthroughs. and we will find more beautiful
friendship and more harmony among nations than ever before. my fellow leaders, the path to peace and progress and freedom and justice and a better world for all humanity begins at home. thank you, god bless you, god bless the nations of the world, and god bless america. thank you very much. >> president trump concluding his address to the united nations general assembly. a hearty applause for a speech that was delivered in a tone and a pace we're not accustomed to seeing from the president, a rather somber pace, but making the point right out of the gate about american power, american military power and taking an early swipe, andrea mitchell who joins us here, an early swipe at the idea of globalism as he spoke to a world body. >> indeed. this was his america first speech, bragging about the military power of the united
states, about our economy, and saying that nations should deal with their patriots if they deal with their only national interests not with global affairs. it's understandable in his context. he's running for re-election and running for re-election with the united nations speech that was completely wrong in tone for this world body. but that said, on iran, going after he said the fanatical leaders of iran, their maniacal pursuit of nuclear weapons, despite u.n. nuclear weapons inspectors saying for months and months that they abided by the nuclear deal even after the u.s. withdrew. very little north korea because they are in a state of flux. north korea is violating u.n. resolutions which the president says don't matter because they're only short-range missile launches. so there's so much dissidence here, but i think china and iran were the big targets. >> most of his fire again toward -- and i use the term fire loosely because there wasn't a lot of fire in this speech.
but you're right, china and iran were the main targets. we're joined by chuck todd as well, moderator of "meet the press." i'm wondering if that speech would have read differently in front versus what we heard. >> this was a speechme meant toe read. he's not one to deliver long speeches like this. the reason i say it that way, this is a defense of his ideology to the world. it's an attempt by the speech writers here to create a rationale for his domestic policies and for his foreign policy. that they say fits within -- that is part of a larger vision. others will, i think, contest this over the years, whether there really was a vision to his foreign policy, but that's what this felt like. it felt like an attempt to say, okay, let's take everything he's doing and try to create a
coherent explanation for it all. to me, the one message he sent was sort of reinforcing the idea that, yeah, you can have nationalistic based foreign policy. and that's actually very controversial if you think about it. that would truly impact the refugee system around the world, would truly impact immigration around the world. if you actually dig deep into what he is saying in that, oh, embrace your patriots, worry about your sovereignty. that's a -- that's a this is why we don't take in all comers and open borders. >> climate and poverty are the two big themes this week. no mention of either. >> let me bring in richard haass. richard, good to have you here. what are your thoughts about the direction, the tone of that speech given the audience that he was speaking to? >> well, if it was meant to insult the people in the room, it would have been hard to have done better.
i would describe it as a 19th century speech for a 21st century world. basically we live in this world of global challenges. like it or not, what happens in the world is going to affect the welfare of every american and the well-being of the united states, but none of that came through. to the contrary, though, the president defines patriotism against globalism, whatever that means. but again, unless we work with others to tackle global problems from climate change to terrorism to disease to building a global trading system, we americans are going to pay a price. so, again, i think this is a speech at odds with much of the realities of the world. and also he didn't give himself any way to climb down on either iran or north korea. he still insists on denuclearization. that's not happening. north korea is increasing its arsenal. and he didn't offer anything diplomatically to iran. essentially he argued for regime
change rather than saying we're interested in diplomacy. >> we should note the one thing we didn't hear about which we've been hearing about on the world stage here is ukraine. the president comes into this speech clearly with this issue of his communications with the leader of the ukraine and his questions that he's raised about joe biden. i want to go to peter alexander, who's at the u.n. right now. peter, the president made some remarks about that controversy minutes before delivering this speech. >> reporter: yeah, lester, you're exactly right. it's obvious that this issue of ukraine has been on the president's mind, the issue of his own domestic politics certainly as they relate to his rivalry with joe biden right now. the president was pressed by reporters as he entered the united nations earlier about the recent reports, first by "the washington post" that the president weeks before that phone call in question between president trump and ukraine's president took place in july, that the president called on his chief of staff to withhold
nearly $400 million in military assistance to ukraine. the president effectively confirmed that he had delayed the sharing of that money with ukraine, but his justification for it here was different. what he said that was notable is he said it was because other european countries have not been paying their fair share. as a fact check since 2014, the european union has given more than $15 billion in aid to the ukraine. the president said that was his focus, that it had nothing to do with this new questioning of whether he was using this as leverage to try to get ukraine to investigate the former vice president joe biden and his son, hunter biden, for corruption. there has been no evidence provided of any wrongdoing by the bidens there. clearly this is something on the president's mind and it comes against the backdrop of democrats in washington, with house democrats expected to meet
later this afternoon refocusing their attention on the idea of impeachment with democratic aides telling nbc news that nancy pelosi, the house speaker, is now as it's described to us, reconsidering her resistance to impeachment. and a new wave of democrats who until this point had sort of withheld their support for beginning an impeachment inquiry now saying that they're onboard. lester. >> peter, i want to pick up that with geoff bennett who was on capitol hill. certainly the winds have shifted regarding impeachment, geoff. >> reporter: they have, lester. i think the ground has really shifted on this entire impeachment question in just the last 24 hours. to peter's point, the reason why that has happened is because house speaker nancy pelosi i'm told has now been reconsidering her approach to all of this. for months she's really resisted the impeachment issue, saying that it would be too divisive to the country. one of the reasons why she's taken that approach is because of all of those front-line democrats, those democrats who won districts in 2018 that
president trump won back in 2016 and the sense, the thinking was that pursuing impeachment wouldn't be good for their political bottom line. now we've seen a number of those members themselves throw off their reluctance entirely, seven of them overnigeght writing an op-ed in "the washington post" saying if donald trump did try to press a political leader in service of his political campaign, that would be a bridge too far and itould deserve an immediate response or at least a full investigation. an impeachment investigation is the thing that democrats -- that would allow democrats to get a lot of the underlying evidence and documentation they have been looking for for months, not just with this but also with the mueller investigation. so, yes, house democrats are expected to have a meeting here on capitol hill at 4:00 p.m. eastern. we expect to get a sense coming out of that one way or the other about which avenue these democrats will pursue. >> geoff, thank you. let me turn to chuck on this. talk about the risk to democrats here. they only know what they know and it's not a lot right now.
do they risk going down the mueller route where they think they have something and it's not quite what they thought? >> that's always possible. i think what's really, though, hanging over the heads of these democrats is also a mueller flashback but the other way. they chose not to essentially take what mueller delivered them and not draw a line in the sand. and now there's an argument, when he makes -- the fact that the phone call to the ukrainian president happened the day after mueller testified before congress, it's almost like -- it's almost like a taunt in the congressional democrats. so i think there is now a fear among some democrats that not acting perhaps is either going to look like they're encouraging it in some form or another, that they're not trying to stop it, or it really could turn into a political backlash for them. >> is nancy pelosi going to lose control of this? >> i think she's got control of it because i think she's going along. we've seen hakeem jeffries, the
chair of the democratic caucus, has joined. our counting now is 155 members -- >> rosa delaura -- >> she and debbie dingell last night on lawrence's show. so those were very important keys that pelosi has now moved. she realizes this has to happen but it has to happen in a select committee that she will control. it will not be the judiciary. they really feel the judiciary committee blew it and they have to have a short time frame and a group of chairs that she can imagine. >> andrea mitchell and chuck todd, thank you. we will continue to follow all of these developments as president trump continues his meetings at the united nations today. we'll certainly come back on the air if and when events warrant. i'll see you a bit later on on nbc nightly news for a complete wrap-up of this very busy day. for now i'm lester holt, nbc news, new york.
it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, demanding answers, the new fallout over that phone call between president trump and the leader of ukraine. as democrats step up their call for impeachment. >> it's just a democrat witch hunt, here we go again. >> we're live with the latest. plus, sharinhis story, queer eye star jonathan van ness is here live for his first television interview since revealing his hiv diagnosis. just ahead, a look at his message and his mindset. and shell game, we'll go inside the effort to save endangered sea turtles. >> basically 100% of our patients have ingested plastic in some form.
>> how a marine life center is helping to hold off that growing threat. today, tuesday, september 24th, 2019. ♪ >> here from kentucky. >> on a trip to the big apple. >> it's my last week of maternity leave here in charlottesville, virginia, and we love watching the "today" show every morning. >> to my grandma betty lou, we love you. >> we love betty lou too. welcome back, everybody on "today" on this tuesday morning. we are sending our love to everybody out on the plaza but we're sending special love to savannah guthrie, she's recovering from pneumonia. she has never taken off any time at all really, but this is the most she has ever taken off. we hope you recover well. >> she is getting better. we can tell you she is getting better, and she would like to see more of your shout outs, by the way, she told me so. post videos to twitter, instagram, use the
#mytodayplaza. we'll put you on tv. we have a lot to get to this morning. your news at 8:00. talk of impeachment is heating up as democrats demand to know why president trump discussed joe biden during a phone call with the leader of ukraine. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is at the united nations where the president will be addressing the general assembly in a few hours. peter, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, craig, good morning to you. in fact president trump just wrapped up his remarks at the united nations. it really amounted to a fierce defense of his america first policy where the president said that the future belongs to patriots not to globalists. it was a speech that focused on nationalism and sovereignty. he was fiercely critical of iran right now in the wake of those recent attacks on saudi oil production facilities, describing their behavior as menacing. here's more of the president just a short time ago.
>> all nations have a duty to act. no responsible government should subsidize iran's blood lust. as long as iran's menacing bevior continues, sanctions will not be lifted, they will be tightened. >> reporter: the president also confirmed before speaking that he delayed aid to ukraine but he said it had nothing to do with his desire that ukraine investigate his political rival, joe biden. that's the latest from here. back to you. >> peter alexander from the u.n. peter, thank you. a u.s. army soldier is under arrest, accused of posting bomb-making instructions on social media. the fbi says private first class jarrett william smith posted in a chat group about building a bomb detonator. then last month he began communicating online with someone who was actually an
undercover fbi agent he talked about a major news network and belto o'rourke:. a 5-year-old girl has been reunited with her family after a traumatic ordeal in the subway the girl's distraught father held her in his arms and jumped in front of an oncoming train monday that father was struck and killed his daughter did manage to survive, but was trapped under the train. thankfully, two good samaritans climbed onto the tracks and pulled her to safety the little girl suffered minor injuries >> poor child. the head of a payroll company that collapsed suddenly this month has been charged in a massive bank fraud scheme. 49-year-old michael mann was arrested yesterday prosecutors say he took out $70 million in fraudulent bank loans and diverted the money to fake companies mann was also the ceo of my payroll hr, a legitimate firm that processed paychecks from small businesses that company shut down abruptly three weeks ago when lender
banks suspecting fraud froze all of mann's accounts >> we could use a boost on this tuesday morning. >> i am going to take care of that for you right now an update on the detroit youth choir, the one that wowed us during an incredible run on "america's got talent. ♪ this is the moment, tonight i the night ♪ ♪ we'll fight till its over >> the choir finished in second, just shy of the $1 million prize, but i've got good news. the group was just awarded a huge endowment city leaders making the surprise announcement >> can i get a drum roll, please where's the band $1 million >> that endowment which is funded by several businesses and organizations will help support the detroit youth choir for years to come. so they didn't win, but they won. >> still got their money that's fantastic that was a good boost. thank you for that.
so just ahead, what do our friends savannah and oprah have in common? well, this morning, unfortunately, that battle with pneumonia. what oprah is saying about landing in the e.r but first, queer eye's jonathan van ness, he is a source of joy and love this morning. he's here for his first live interview since making a very personal revelation. coming up after this our dad was in the hospital. because of smoking. but we still had to have a cigarette. had to. but then, we were like. what are we doing? the nicodermcq patch helps prevent your urge to smoke all day.
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>> he's the break out star known for laughs, fashion and fun. but long before van ness was an emmy award winner, the self-proclaimed figure skating and gymnastic enthusiast was struggling to find his way, growing up gay in quincy, illinois van ness is taking a serious nurn a new memoir, "over the top" detailing his journey sharing deeply personal details of enduring sexual abuse as a child, being bullied in high school and a downward spiral into drug addiction. seven years ago at the age of 25, he received news that would change his life. he writes, when i got hiv i felt that i wasn't allowed to be seen as sexy or desirable i had to work so much harder to fall in love, and accept where i'd come from in my life, and forgive myself for all the decisions i had made to get there. sparing none of the hardest details, hoping to make a difference by sharing his journey, van ness says this book is a raw journey to self-love, explaining that it's not going to be pretty, but it is my truth
and if i don't share it, i won't be able to help others jonathan, good morning. >> good morning. >> you okay. >> yes >> it's a big day. >> it is a big day. >> you have your book out, and what you have essentially done is taken your heart, put it on this page and handed it out and said this is me. what does it feel like in this moment to be putting the most intimate parts of your life out there for people to see? >> well, this is a good sentence to describe it, lin manuel messages me on twitter this morning, and that's always a surreal experience in and of itself, sending you some love. i'm sure it's a crazy time, and i said thank you so much, doing well, it's very twilight zone up in here, was exactly what i said right before this. it feels kind of twilight zonish, but i have this very calm sense of i did this for a reason and it's -- i stand by those reasons and i think it is
really important for me to speak about these -- to speak about the things i have talked about in this book i think it was the right thing to do. >> some people say when you tell the truth, you feel calm because you know it's your truth, and seven years ago, you were a hairstylist in st. louis, you were doing someone's hair, it was just another random day in your life, and you fainted and that was the day that really everything changed take me through that day, what happened what did you learn that day? >> well, i was trying to, you know, push through i had like not been feeling amazing, and so i was doing a very good client's hair, i talked about her in the book she was one of the three or four like faithful, loyal clients who i had in st. louis it was kind of a rough go, and i was like, let me just, you know, pull this partial highlight together and be about my day, and the next thing i knew i was on my back on the ground, i was like where am i and i was like this feels not -- this doesn't feel good so i went home and
went to bed, and the next day i went to planned parenthood and that was where i found out that i had hiv. and i just remember this -- it was the moment that you like dread hearing. it's the thing that i had like feared, you know, which i also talk about in the book it was something i had been very fearful of, as a small child, i was born in 1987 so growing up in the midst of the hiv/aids crisis, and having two parents who were -- you know, the age of seeing people just -- we lost an entire generation of people. >> sure. did you talk to your mom about that after everything happened and how was she, tell me how your mom was >> my mom had an intense go. i talk bf about that in the book she had just lost her husband, and she is the strongest person i know that picture is like right when
she had finished treatment for ovarian cancer, and she was like i'm sick of having silver hair, honey. i'm paraphrasing there, okay, yes, we're done with chem owe and we did maintenance that was more than we can chew. >> you talk about your mom so lovingly, obviously, and i think not everybody has a family that's as supportive as yours was. you describe your mom, you say she accepted you completely when so many others couldn't. where would you be without her >> well, i think it's important to note that while my mom did accept me completely, i think that like acceptance, it can be a little bit of a muscle it wasn't like she -- we didn't start there. and i think also relationships, my therapist always tells me this, relationships grow through disruption a lot of times my mom, there was a lot of painful stuff that happened, and us being able to come back to each other, is always what made our relationship stronger, so i forgot what i was going to say after that, but my mom is incredible where would i be without my mom.
physically not here and aside from that, i just think that my mom has given me the space and the love that i don't know if anyone else could have given me. i put my mom through an emotional individual gymnastics championship, like 17,000 times and she has just like stuck it every time i love her so much. >> a lot of people think, he has hiv, is he okay, is he sick, how is he feeling, there's something you want to dispel out there you take the medicine and it's not detectable in your body. >> right >> so that's clear. >> so the term undetectable means that you -- there's a thing called a viral load and that's how much copies of the virus is in you. you take a pill every day and it basically kills all the copies of the virus in your blood and that means that you can achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load there's been a lot of studies in
the national institute of health and the uk and here, and the cdc that basically it's undetectable untransmittable, as long as you're adhering to your medication, and seeing your doctor every three months. i have picked up figure skating, i have done nothing but get cuter and be able to work harder and longer hours i feel like i'm thriving. >> and can i talk about your figure skating for a second. you are a figure skating enthusiast, you and michelle kwan are tight i went on your instagram page. you love gymnastics. you know who likes every one of your pictures, aly raisman, she does this is more than just a hobby you are wild about -- >> yeah, i've really got to get my standing back hand spring full twisting layout in my show. that's what i'm working towards. that's my goal right now. >> you do a comedy show and this is part of it. >> and it occurred to me halfway through my comedy tour, i have a whole audience, and if i did a tumbling routine in the middle of it, they can't just leave in the middle so i threw in a tumbling routine, i'm obsessed >> there's a good flip.
>> that was a clean layout i have to say. >> stop it now, the book is full of great anecdotes, it shows how you kind of survived high school, it shows everything you show your joy. i know you dream of going to the olympics, i don't know if we can do that, but jerry, i think we have the next best thing, it's not great but it's something here, it's a little present for you. would you like to open it? >> sure. oechltd oh, my gosh, what is this >> it's official >> oh, my gosh, the outfit this is the one that gus is always wearing, honey! >> and look at the back. >> this is like when you make the cheer squad with your high school and you get the little thing with your name on it but it's better because it's america. >> i'm biassed about you, i love you. i have loved you from the first time i met you. >> like wise so much. >> good luck with this book, and thank you for spreading your message. >> thank you so much. >> again, the book is called "over the top" and we have a lot more on our web site, today.com/shop let's go to dylan. >> thank you, hoda good morning, again, everyone
we've got an area of rain that we're watching in southern arizona of all places. we have flash flood watches and warnings in effect there's some remnant moisture from a disturbance that was out in the pacific lorena, pumping in extra moisture to this system. we could see rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour when that falls on the dry ground, it could lead to flash flooding it doesn't absorb that quickly storm totals across southern arizona could be as much as 3 to 6 inches out of this little event moving through we also have a chance of severe storms today through southeastern minnesota and back through iowa too in the northeast, it's beautiful but cooler than yesterday. temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s and it's still very hot down south also out west, we have some heat advisories in effect good morning, i'm cari hall as we talk about our red flag warning, this is where we have a high fire danger today. from the east bay hill to the north bay hills.
elevations above 1,000 feet, we have not only a red flag warning but high heat. still some high heat in the forecast for tomorrow, it will be cooling off on thursday and cooler for the weekend. when you're on the go, check us out look for "today" show radio on sirius xm channel 108. today is off the rails sheinelle and i. >> how about a little pop start, mr. daly. >> oh, no, it's a big pop start today. oprah, the tv mogul appearing on ellen to reveal she recently battled pneumonia, just like savannah, describing how serious her condition was. and how relieved her doctor was when she finally did get better. >> i go in and i can see him -- i go, look, i've got a little rattling he puts a stethoscope here and i see the oh [ bleep ] face. it's like oh, my, something is wrong with you you must cancel everything, you
cannot fly for a month, and then he had 18 vials of blood drawn and so i thought, this must be serious because i saw his face, and i went back in a week, and when i walked in and i was better, he thanked me three times for getting better and said can i have a hug. can i have a hug, and i could tell that he was like not on my watch is this going to happen. >> it's a lot of pressure being oprah's doctor. >> you don't want to lose oprah. how about the coincidence, oprah and savannah coming down with pneumonia savannah having fun with that. there was a "new york post" article. she wrote on instagram, if you're going to be deathly ill, be in good company the image showing oprah and kelly ripa also. get well, everybody. gwen stefani, and ben platt, i guess they got confused when they were supposed to walk out for their interview. have a look. >> we're very excited.
ben platt is here. oh, no >> hey, jimmy. >> ben platt everyone. >> i heard my name and thought perhaps i should come out on to the stage. >> no, i wasn't introducing you, i was saying ben platt was here, we'll see you soon ♪ ♪ what have i done ♪ what was i thinking ♪ he said my name so i walked out on stage ♪ ♪ i'm such a fool ♪ i'm out of the business ♪ i'm finished, i'm through ♪ i'm out of the business ♪ guess i'll teach at nyu ♪ i'm out of the business >> stop, stop, ben, stop, you're not on until after gwen stefani. >> no, no, i'm very very sorry, i wasn't introducing you, i was just saying your name as well. ♪ i'm out of the business
♪ now my career is >> gwen. >> that's funny, right >> don't worry, none of them are of out of the business they're all fine by the way, ben is going to be here tomorrow which we're excited about. up next, the golden globes airing january 5th here on nbc, the annual cecil b. demille award is going to be given to its deserving recipient. actors who have received the award, jeff bridges, meryl streep, george clooney, robert de niro, and we are excited to exclusively announce this year's cecil b demille award will be going to national treasure tom hanks. >> oh, nice! that's a great one >> that's an obvious no-brainer right there. and some of the best films in the past 30 years, "forrest gump," "saving private ryan," "bosom buddies," hanks receiving the award during the golden globes on nbc on january 5th and finally "this is us", the show returns for its highly anticipated fourth season, look who's joining us
justin hartley hi, justin how are you doing, buddy >> welcome back. >> thank you very much >> i feel fancy over here. >> what can you tell us about the show tonight >> nothing what else do you guys want to talk about. >> help us help you. >> i can share a few things. i can tell you that if you -- you know what i like to say, if you're a fan of like comedy or drama or good television or if you have a heart beating in your chest, blood running through your veins, you're going to love it >> really? >> he just said a whole lot of nothing. >> it's like dogs, cats. >> but kevin, your character at the end of season 3 we know has a son, so who's the mom, are we going to find out? >> that's the thing and we are we're going to find out a lot about that this coming season and sort of dive into that story line and try to figure out, look who's the mom, did he adopt. there are all kinds of options, we'll explore that we'll have some answers for you, but it's worth tuning in for,
and you can see in the trailer. >> new characters, a whole slew of new characters. >> who are these people. >> and here's the thing, trust in dan fogleman, the man who created the show, to show you something that is -- i don't want to give away too much >> you've given away nothing >> i've given away nothing, exactly. >> season four is in a lot of ways about season one, there's a lot of new things happening. >> he said that. >> that's totally true i didn't know if i could say that. >> is there anybody who you confess to. >> i'll tell you something, my wife -- i don't even tell my wife we have a thing where i keep my scripts in the house in a certain drawer she knows they're there, but she won't look in there. i could keep anything in there i could keep any secret i want in there, and she would never go in there >> it's great. >> even the script >> it's a good one but i think people don't want to know, you know, they want to watch it and experience it. >> is the whole season planned out ahead of time, or do these twists happen as you guys are filming. >> good question, good point you know, i think it's all planned out to a point but when
things happen sort of in the writer's room, and it's an organic thing that happens, because you have these really great minds sharing these personal stories in this writers room, and i think when something happens like that, they kind of go with it. >> justin, thank you >> it is one of the best shows on television. >> thank you, man. >> and look how sparkly his teeth are. i can't stop looking at him. >> thank you, man, i appreciate it >> your daughter watching you guys on tv. >> she was she loves it, man, she's proud, which makes me proud >> how old is isabella. >> 15. >> i had my 10-year-old when we got home, oh, you lost i said it didn't matter if we lost i got a big hug. what were you doing up so late >> yeah, yeah. it was fun >> congratulations, we'll be watching, the new season premiers tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central on nbc. straight ahead, we are tagging along with kerry sanders as he helps save the turtles >> dolphins weren't enough. how to make takeout favorites at home with the so called king of ramen
looking forward to that after your local news. very good morning to you, it is 8:26. we're just getting word of a deadly shooting in south san jose. one woman was shot and she died at the scene. she has not been identified. police say right now no arrests have been made. as we look at our forecast today we're under a miccrmicroclimate weather alert. all of those hearts in the ahead adds vie zero and that is included in much of the bay area. temperatures today will reach up to 83 degrees and we will see highs over 100 in the inland,
east bay, and north bay. and another hot day in the forecast tomorrow, we will track that throughout the day, let's get a update on the commute. bart recovering from 20 minute delays. they had to help someone off of the tracks, thank goodness they did. the photographic alert has cleared. bottom of your screen, oakland is scrjammed up. the rest of the south going through coopertino, santa clara, and mountain view. thank you, another local news update in half an hour.
morning, september 24th, 2019. what a nice crowd here what a nice crowd. >> i'm going to show you something. hold on. there's some great saints fans can i show you this? look at this hold on, where are we. that's drew brees, a real saint on a candle. good luck. you don't get that every day. >> how is he doing since he had thumb surgery. >> out for a few more weeks. he'll be back. >> how about a crowd moment. >> we'd love one. >> ellen from upstate, new york. i'm looking for ellen.
ellen, it's ellen, hey, so nice, is it your birthday. >> it is >> is today the actual birthday. >> tuesday was my birthday. >> okay. happy birthday, i wouldn't have guessed you were 60. who are you here celebrating with >> my son joe. >> what's up, joe, you're a good son bringing your mom to the plaza. i hear you're a "today" super fan. >> i'm a big fan i'm a stalker almost >> no, you're not a stalker. how often do you watch >> almost every day, if i can. >> every morning >> at least one hour, sometimes two. occasionally three >> that's what we like to hear i hear you're a huge fan of one of the cast members in particular >> every single one, i love hoda >> hoda kotb. >> and i love you, and i love dylan. i love carson. i love everybody >> how about a big "today" show hug. how about a "today" show hug for your birthday. >> get in here >> where's dylan. >> there's dylan >> thank you. >> we love you.
>> hello, hello, happy birthday. >> happy birthday, ellen happy birthday >> this was fun. >> we love you all >> me too. >> a lot of birthdays out here today. >> what else do we got coming up >> what are you eating >> i don't know. i just eat at inappropriate times. coming up, saving sea turtles, our kerry sanders is helping you do that at a beach in florida. we're going to check in with him. meantime, if you're dreaming of the ocean or any other vacation for that matter, now is the time there's some great deals for a very specific reason we're going to tell you why and where to find them. >> you're eating a ham sandwich. >> when did you slide something in there. >> a whole turkey leg a minute ago. also coming up, hoda, more food for you, a sushi party, a chef who has easy and approachable ways to make japanese food in your own kitchen. you always want to have a sushi party at home. it's very intimidating.
on the 3rd hour of "today," our series, game on, this is not the way we played tag when we were kids. we're going to see how these athletes are taking tag to the extreme. and we have snacky awards. >> your wife is going to join us. >> yes >> siri is going to be here today. >> she is. coming up on the fourth hour, five fashion trends that everyone is going to be wearing this fall. first, dylan, do you have a check of the weather. >> yes, i do, so you can eat whatever you want now, you've got about 30 seconds let's take a look at what's going on across the country. this morning, it is a little cooler than it was the last few mornings, thanks to that cold front that moved through overnight and brought a little bit of rain. it is not cooling down down south, though, temperatures, we could still see some isolated records as highs are in the low to mid-90s we're also getting a chance of severe storms in the midwest, flood watches in arizona tomorrow, we're still looking at that flood threat across the desert southwest the rest of the west looks very nice temperatures in the 60s, 70s and 80s with lots of sunshine, and it will start to warm up along the east coast as we go into the weekend.
good morning, i'm kari hall, we're under a microclimate weather alert due to hot temperatures and a high fire danger today. and for the inland east bay and the north bay, we could see highs over 100 degrees. for tomorrow it will still be hot. it starts to cool off on thursday and the weekend is looking very nice. we're dropping back to the 70s and it will be cooler than normal and it continues into the start of next week. >> and that's your latest forecast craig. >> dylan, thank you. to our ongoing climate in crisis series, now, this morning, a doneo save sea turtles. being >> the october issue of "national geographic" explores the majestic creatures and it reveals how pollution is putting them at risk nbc's kerry sanders joins us from juneau beach, in florida with more on this.
hey, kerry >> reporter: hey, i'm at the logger head marine life center and this is one of those turtles that was threatened by what you're talking about brought in six days ago, so they nicknamed her "today," and of course the problem is, what you just mentioned, what we're doing, plastics and here's some of the plastics that are floating in the ocean. in fact, this right here, this was found not only inside her but trailing around her, and the big fear was that there might be a fish hook on t fortunately not, so in a few minutes, she's going to go back to where she belongs, but first, a look at the unintended predators, those predators being us and our plastic garbage from birth, sea turtles natural instinct is to head towards the ocean. sea turtles are a fundamental part of marine ecosystems and are found on the beaches of every continent, except antarctica >> there are 7 different species, all threatened or endangered.
>> scientists say once millions of sea turtles swam the oceans today they estimate there are less than a million. the turtles face natural predators. it's what mankind does that endangers their survival climate change, coastal erosion and development, illegal trade and polluted oceans. >> we saw a lot of influx of garbage coming. >> like what >> plastic bottles we have collected over 300 just right after the storm, and like large pieces of trash, like milk jugs and random pieces of debris. >> reporter: and all of that is an enemy to the turtle. >> for sure. >> reporter: at the logger head marine life center, they are on the front lines of conservation, from protecting the more than 20,000 nests this season along the beach. >> this is a logger head sea turtle nest that hatched three days ago. >> reporter: to treating more
than a hundred turtles and a thousand hatchlings in their hospital >> one of the things we do here in the hospital is we try to use these patients to learn about what's going on in the ocean and what's happening in the environment. the plastic in particular is something that's affecting the turtles. >> reporter: plastic is either ingested or being mistaken for food or physically injuring the turtles, like seen in this plastic straw video that went viral. how big of a crisis is this? >> immense, 100% of our patients have ingested plastic in some form, a bag or fishing line or a small piece of microplastic. all of them that we see have plastic. >> reporter: so we could lose a species? >> absolutely. that's what we're here to do is bring awareness, show that there is hope. >> reporter: the hope through protecting our oceans, sea turtles will survive
>> they seem awfully energetic, i would think they would be exhausted after breaking out of the shells. >> they are built for this >> reporter: should we give them a little victory here? >> yeah. >> are you optimistic? >> i'm optimistic we are turning a tide against plastic i'm hopeful and optimistic this can be done. >> these guys can make it, come on you go, go >> reporter: and so now we're seeing something you rarely get a chance to see, a green sea turtle rescued she could actually smell the water, they tell me. today at 270 pounds is now making her way back out into the ocean where she belongs. she's about 35 years old, and as we cheer her on, there's a crowd here also gathered it's a big moment. she's making her way out and wow, she's got a lot of energy the really fortunate thing here is that the plastic that was removed from her is gone completely they know that it's all good.
one of the things that's interesting is you can see right here, they put a little tracker on her, so that means anybody who's watching right now or in the coming days who wants to watch her can track her as she goes out into the ocean and every time she surfaces, go to marine life.org/today, of course that's her nickname, and away she goes this is really exciting to watch this going back to where she belongs. rescued just six days ago. getting that first taste of the water. and the water is nice and warm so she's going to feel like she and terestingly, she will live at least 80 years. >> wow. >> so she's going to live for about 80 years when they go down under the water, she may go down for a while, they can hold their breath for eight hours or maybe a little bit longer. there we go. i know, i feel like cheering, guys this is great. oh, my god, you go you go and away she goes.
>> oh, my goodness. hais aso >> she's pinging right now, guys, she's pinging and there she goes >> she's gone. back to where she belongs. >> how do we follow her online how do we track her? >> reporter: track her online with the web site, marinelife.org/today away she goes. off into the atlantic. >> i'm going to track her. >> hopefully to a fancy life, and they return to the spot pretty much where they were born to lay their eggs. everybody here cheering, a big day. >> that was awesome. >> kerry sanders >> look at kerry, kerry is getting choked up. very cool. >> kerry, thank you. >> she's headed back to the beach, it says, so don't move. she's coming back. >> we needed that on a tuesday >> awesome thank you, kerry >> first dolphins, now sea turtles. what kerry sanders can't do. >> very cool. >> i wast expecting that n' welcome to the carnival 30 minute tour.
this morning on "today," food, a taste of japan with the king of ramen. we're talking about chef ivan orkin, and ivan has quite a story. originally he's from long island, he moved to tokyo, he married his love of culture and food and opened his first noodle shop it's not so common for an american, but it was a huge success. now he's out with the gajiin cook book. good morning, first restaurant over seas and there's a high bar, i would imagine in japan. you've got to be super good to survive there. >> yeah, yeah. well, my wife said i need to get a job, so i opened a restaurant. >> i love it so you've got, when i heard ramen, i said i thought we were going to see a whole table of ramen, but we're starting off with something different. >> i'm known for ramen, but the book is about home cooking in japan. >> so what are we making first
>> we're making a tamaki party. >> the boys are over there with their big plates and they seem a little intimidated by all of the goodies. >> and the whole point is to not be intimidated temaki, means hand roll. >> let's start making stuff. >> we start off with a sheet they usually come in sheets like this, any brand is fine, and you'll start to find one you like. >> what are these made out of, sea weed >> yes they're made out of seaweed. >> so a little piece of that. >> and they cut them into quarters, and they even sell them in quarters, so it's easy and we have vinegared rice here. >> what's the difference. how do you make that >> it's just vinegar and sugar and mix it around when it's warm, you know what, sometimes when i don't have time, i don't even make it i just use regular japanese rice. >> regular rice won't work, though, you have to use a special japanese rice. >> if you can stretch it and just get the japanese rice, the short grain rice >> right in the middle, and you take your spoon. and the whole point of this is
to not worry if it looks good or not. it just doesn't matter. >> you flatten it out, so it covers the whole. >> flatten it out. and now we have all kinds of options. and if you love raw fish, you can go to the fish store and get raw fish as well >> i like salmon in mine >> salmon is delicious >> you can break up into pieces. i love shiso >> what is shiso. >> kids would love this. >> kids love this. >> it is sort of they call it japanese mint. >> okay. >> we also have some avocado, which is one of my personal favorites. >> you put everything kind of in the center >> kind of in the center. >> and if you love wasabi, we have a little here i'm going to use my finger and rub it along the side there. >> it's somewhere over there. >> and then we just, and now we just roll it up. >> chef, what is this, exactly >> that is -- now, you're skipping >> oh, sorry sorry. >> let's try our first bite of your homemade piece.
>> we have soy sauce if you like dipping it in, you can dip it in a little bit >> if you don't like this, can you use rice paper. >> they're confusing me, that's for ramen. >> you can put that in there too. >> what do you think, carson >> delicious >> nice? >> i'm not a huge seaweed fan, but i can use rice paper. >> anything else >> delicious >> let's move down to the salmon you have cooking here. cooking a piece of salmon is easy to mess up. how do you do it right >> i have some really good seasoning, mayonnaise, miso, saki, you mix them together. you marinate for 20 minutes. >> so you're just putting mayo right -- what does that that do? tell me. >> we love mayo. it's eggs and oils and all the good stuff. >> slather that on >> slather that on put it in the oven for three to five minutes, depending on your thickness, right, and then you throw it in the broiler for another five minutes. >> so it cooks the time, so it looks like that. >> and you get this. >> come on, i got to try that. may i start with this. >> yep.
>> how do you like to cook your salmon, what temperature >> i like mine medium rare, pretty soft and pink in the center. >> melts in your mouth >> now, and remember, we use this as a topping for our temaki party, but you can also serve this with vegetables and rice or potatoes as well. >> so take us to the staple, the ramen station. >> here we go, i don't know about your kids, i have three, all boys and instant ramen is their favorite. >> easy, right. >> and you know, so but, you know, we say to ourselves, we can't have instant ramen, we got to do something with it. so we take this, and we have this this is chicken stock and dashi blended together dashi is the bonito flakes and seaweed. pour that on there >> all the way up so it's like a soup. >> it is i mean, this is a ramen but we're futzing it so we have this. and now you can jump in -- you're doing great >> what's going on here? >> you saw that, huh.
>> now you add anything you want. >> you can add anything you want so i have pork belly here. everyone wants pork belly in their ramen, right and roast tomatoes, which i became famous for in japan for putting roast tomato in my ramen. bamboo shoots. that's what you were asking about. and that's a very common topping for ramen. >> how did ramen, i mean, we used to eat this broke in college, and now it's become the dish. >> it was always the dish in japan. >> what are these seasonings in front here >> you have some seasonings, you have some of the packet from the instant ramen, if you wanted to make it taste more instant rameny, you can add this in, or as a matter of fact, if you don't have this broth, just use the instant ramen stuff. >> we're going to go to break, but you all continue eating. if you want the recipes, head to today.com/food we appreciate you. thanks for being here. we'll be back in a minute. we'll be back in a minute. but first, this is "today" on t.
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we are out on the plaza, we had some fun with this wonderful woman named ellen. you're our super fan we're crazy about you, and we realized we didn't give you a present. we were like, how could this be, you're here. >> this is a present. >> you get to anchor the show. congratulations. here are your scripts, please enjoy reading. >> hi maureen. >> here's a mug for you. >> i was going to buy one over at the store i have a coupon. >> the nbc store >> we have to thank your son because he's the one who brought you. joe. >> hey, joe. >> hey, mom. >> joe's like where's my mug. >> we'll get you a mug too >> anyway, thank you for coming and spending your birthday with us we love you. >> i'm star struck >> ellen, who in your life is watching right now, who do you want to say hi to? >> my mom and my three other wonderful children are watching and my husband is watching.
>> hi to them. ellen, happy birthday. >> looks likes they missed out on a great trip. >> they're dog sitting. >> joe wins the morning. >> i'm the favorite child. >> well done >> meantime, what would you do if your partner put a lock, like imagine if ellen here locked a candy drawer, what would her husband have to say about it, today.com/all day, the internet is taking sides about that it's a good story. in addition to that, just in a few mince from now, third hour of "today," salty, sweet, everything in between. siri daly. >> snacky awards, first ever snacky awards are happening. let ellen say the last line. >> after your local news. >> ellen, you sold it. >> seriously, you're hired
friday on "today," crank up the volume because one republic is rocking your morning with their chart topping hits, join the party on the plaza live. it's the citi concert series friday only on "today. good tuesday morning. our micro climate warning continues. the north bay we have high temperatures today reaching up to 101. it is hot all across the bay
area today and it is going to be just as hot if not hotter for tomorrow. then we do catch a break with big cooling in the forecast. >> happening now, a deadly shooting on south san jose. officers say a woman was shot. no arrests have been made. there is an extremely high fire danger in the area. where the concerns are the greatest. on the home page you can find a link to the story. local weather update in an hour.
live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the 3rd hour of "today." >> and good morning, welcome to the 3rd hour of "today," i am dylan here with sheinelle and craig, and if you're missing al, don't worry, al cannot sit still long enough, and we have actually got him on -- we don't. we're calling back in. i just saw him a second ago. >> there he is. >> technical difficulties. >> and he's back. al recovering from his successful hip replacement surgery, looking very nice. >> you look great. >> dapper and sitting